Houston Texans are 3rd in 2021 waiver wire priority

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There are some things the Houston Texans didn’t lose in their trade with the Miami Dolphins to acquire left tackle Laremy Tunsil.

According to Field Yates of ESPN, the waiver wire system restarted on Feb. 9. The waiver wire system works much like the NFL draft order, except the placement can’t be traded away.

As a result, the Texans will have the third crack at any player that is placed on waivers. The only teams ahead of Houston are the Jacksonville Jaguars and the New York Jets.

Yates commented, “Good opportunity for Jacksonville to have the first chance at young talent to develop.” Yet the same advantage is as true for the Jets and the Texans as it is for the Jaguars. The NFL has a series of advantages to help teams stay at around .500, and the waiver wire system is one of them.

New general manager Nick Caserio, who has experience working the waiver wire for the New England Patriots as their director of player personnel, will have to find ways to cultivate the best talent off the wire given he won’t have a first or a second-round pick in April’s draft to add premium talent.